Man and Beast
"Man and Beast" by Eric Rennie
This may be the only photograph I have ever exhibited that was taken with a telephoto lens; certainly it is the only one entered in a juried competition under the category of portraiture. It was taken from across a corral at an ox pull held at a New England town fair some years ago. Something about the pairing of the oxen and their keepers caught my eye and evidently caught the eye of Amy Arbus, who judged a group exhibition called “Portrait: Image and Reality” at the Black Box Gallery in Portland, OR. The show runs from March 1, 2018 until March 20, 2018.